Say AYE if you have this ritual where you and your yaars remind each other how overdue you are to hang out, and then don’t hang out! *Sings Kya Hua Tera Wada* Suddenly it’ been 5 job changes, 8 whole relationships (breakups included) and forever since you’ve met.
But what happens when you actually decide to catch up after all this while? Take it from someone who’s been there, done that, and finally had the time to catch up with old friends, it can be an emotional roller-coaster.
You try to recognise each other because you don’t look like you’ll used to ‘back then’!
When you finally meet, it takes at least 5 seconds to register your friend’s face.
You go into an intense nostalgia mode remembering how they used to look before and how much they’ve changed.
Some finally manage to get that beach body in life and some have developed a double chin.
You start the tu tu main main of blaming each other for being too busy to meet up all this time.
Weekdays you’re busy with work, weekends you’re busy with family, you’ll both have way too many excuses.
You talk non-stop about everything and will have to remind each other to stop and take a breath.
Pesky bosses, ridiculous exes, and shaadi ka pressure, you have to catch up on years’ worth of updates.
You remind them of their most embarrassing moments because that’s what friends do.
You might forget about those awkward and embarrassing moments, but your friends never do, and they’ll keep reminding you about it too.
You bond over all those “tujhe pata hain uske sath kya hua” type of gossip
Because gossiping with friends is therapeutic.
Between all the hasi mazaak, you have a brief moment when you get serious about life.
Someone brings up how they’re having a tough time with money issues or an illness and suddenly shit gets real.
You promise to keep in touch this time *and mean it*
Because true friendship isn’t about only being there when it’s convenient, it’s also about being there when it’s not.
At least one of you is sure to say “Waqt kahan gaya pata hi nahin chala”
Because that’s how it is when you catch up with your yaars after ages.
When it comes to friendship, time gaps don’t really make a big difference. Suddenly, when you catch up with your yaars, everything feels the same as it was before.
Has this happened to you too?